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Commentary: Back in Clintonland
9 weeks ago - - GENE LYONS
Back in 1993, a Washington Post reporter asked me which Clinton was smarter, Bill or Hillary. As a magazine journalist long residing in Arkansas, I’d never covered state government and would have described the president and first lady as friendly acquaintances, nothing more. [Read More]
Commentary: Appointed ambassadors can be good
9 weeks ago - - LLEWELLYN KING
The practice of presidents rewarding political donors and allies by making them ambassadors is under attack because so many are making fools of themselves in their Senate confirmation hearings. [Read More]
Commentary: Back to future's not a winner for GOP Commentary: Back to future's not a winner for GOP
9 weeks ago - - CAL THOMAS
Kathleen Willey is back. For people who have forgotten, she is the former volunteer aide to President Bill Clinton who claims he sexually harassed her 20 years ago. She wrote a book about it called “Target: Caught in the Crosshairs of Bill and Hillary Clinton.” [Read More]
Commentary: Breakfast before the MOOC Commentary: Breakfast before the MOOC
9 weeks ago - - THOMAS FRIEDMAN
Beginning March 2, Professor Hossam Haick will teach the first massive open online course, or MOOC, on nanotechnology in Arabic. What’s more interesting, though, he explained to me the other day over breakfast is some of the curious email he’s received ... [Read More]
Commentary: Preaching religious freedom overseas
9 weeks ago -
The Universal Declaration of Human Rights adopted by the United Nations in 1948 says, “Everyone has the right to freedom of thought, conscience and religion.” But, like other rights enshrined in that declaration, religious freedom is widely violated around the world. Is that any of the business [Read More]
Commentary: A GOP plan to fix Obamacare Commentary: A GOP plan to fix Obamacare
9 weeks ago - - BYRON YORK
There’s no doubt the vast majority of Republicans in Congress would repeal Obamacare if they could. Most GOP “alternative” bills begin with a clause to repeal the Affordable Care Act before proceeding to outline new policies to put in its place. [Read More]
Commentary: History ... get me rewrite! Commentary: History ... get me rewrite!
9 weeks ago - - MAUREEN DOWD
I found myself sitting on a bar stool last winter next to Robert Caro at an Irish wake in Times Square for my irreplaceable Times colleague Frank Prial. [Read More]
Commentary: Creative flexibility key in Middle East Commentary: Creative flexibility key in Middle East
9 weeks ago - - MARTIN SCHRAM
You can always find a good front-page story in America’s greatest newspapers — if you are willing turn enough pages. [Read More]
Commentary: The barons of broadband Commentary: The barons of broadband
9 weeks ago - - PAUL KRUGMAN
Last week’s big business news was the announcement that Comcast, a gigantic provider of cable TV and high-speed Internet service, has reached a deal to acquire Time Warner, which is merely huge. [Read More]
Commentary: Is Woody Allen a child molester? Commentary: Is Woody Allen a child molester?
9 weeks ago - - JOHN CRISP
Filmmaker Woody Allen’s integrity — really, his decency and humanity — was called into question on Feb. 1 when Nicholas Kristof, a prominent columnist for The New York Times, published on his blog an open letter from Dylan Farrow, Allen’s 28-year-old adoptive daughter ... [Read More]
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